PRCS organises marathon for rehabilitation of flood victims.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Thursday organized a mega youth gathering and marathon event of 5,000 youth including students of different institutions of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected families. The event was held at Jinnah Convention Centre.

Addressing the ceremony, PRCS Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmad Laghari said that the main purpose of the event was to raise funds, mobilise youth and volunteers and to channelise their efforts for relief and rehabilitation activities for the flood-affected communities.

He said the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has 15 million volunteers and PRCS has a batch of 750,000 trained volunteers. 'The volunteers associated with the PRCS in the flood affected areas have made history and the volunteers play key role in rescue and relief activities,' he added.

According to a statement, he said that PRCS has provided humanitarian assistance to over 2.3 million people through health care, Mobile Health Units, provision of food, non-food items, tents, cooked food, health and hygiene promotion.

He requested the participants to join PRCS and play their effective part for the rehabilitation of flood victims. 'What can be a greater good than if someone's day is enlightened by your donation, if someone gets a warm quilt from the...

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